Animate Artists is a collaborative and creatively challenging music-making opportunity for our older or more experienced Animate Orchestra members (in school years 7-13).

The programme is our top tier offer for Animate members. Young musicians who take part are interested in honing their creative skills in a smaller, more advanced ensemble made up of young musicians from across the four boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark, Royal Greenwich and Lewisham.

Each year we recruit for a new Animate Artists cohort. The opportunity to become an Animate Artist is by invitation only, and this is on the basis of your involvement in Animate Orchestra to-date.

To take part, you should be:

  • in school years 7 - 13;
  • an instrumentalist or music technologist;
  • playing at roughly grade 2/3 standard or higher;
  • able to use your creativity, knowledge and skills to push artistic boundaries; and,
  • interested in collaborating across art forms.

This year, our programme will involve a collaboration between Animate Artists and young theatre makers from Greenwich and Lewisham Young People’s Theatre (GLYPT), and will include a performance platform at the Tate Modern as part of Tate Exchange in February 2018.

Recruitment for each new Animate Artists cohort usually happens annually in the Autumn and is done by invitation only.

For more information, and if you have any queries about how to get involved, please contact Neill Quinton,